Brie Larson, who'll soon make her Marvel debut as Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel, is expressing her interest in an all-female Avengers movie. Captain Marvel is set to become the first film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe led by a female superhero. Following Captain Marvel, the MCU will close out Phase 3 with Avengers: Endgame, but there are more changes on the horizon.
Marvel Studios has hinted that the future will include many more women in their line-up of superhero stars. There's not much known about Phase 4 and beyond but Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has been vocal about the changes on the way. Feige has stated that "more than half" of Marvel's heroes will be women. It also looks like Larson's role as Captain Marvel will have a major role in the studio's bright future.
During the press junket for Captain Marvel, Screen Rant spoke to Larson, where she exclusively shared her interest in a possible female Avengers film. At first, she played it coy, considering the fate of many characters within the shared universe is still unknown. But that didn't stop Larson from expressing her thoughts on the idea.
"I'm scared and I don't know what the future holds either. I'm not let into those top-secret meetings, so we'll see. We'll see what happens. I love all the female characters so much. So of course like that's what I'm interested in. I'm super into an all-female Avengers movie. Yeah, I think that would just be, it would just be cool to see all of them interact together."
Larson certainly isn't the only Marvel star to be vocal about her interest in an all-female film installment. Just recently, Tessa Thompson, who played Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnarok, shared the same sentiments about her interest in such a project. She and Larson, alongside other Marvel stars such as Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), have reportedly pitched an all-female project to Marvel Studios in the past. Johansson will notably star in her own standalone film in the near future.
The future of the MCU depends on who makes it out alive in Avengers: Endgame. With the rumored use of time travel, any character has a fair chance to survive. But with the MCU heading into a new era, a few big deaths are inevitable. If the team lacks a leader in the wake of losing someone like Captain America or Iron Man, it makes sense that Captain Marvel would fill that gap.
There's a very good chance that fans could see the women come together for a new Avengers team led by Carol Danvers. Larson seems highly capable of portraying her Captain Marvel role for the long-term and it would be exciting to see her interact with fellow women of her caliber. The MCU isn't lacking when it comes to female superheroes, but one could argue that they deserve more time in the spotlight. Along with Valkyrie, Black Widow, Gamora, Mantis, and Nebula, the women of Black Panther definitely shouldn't be forgotten. And let's not forget the kind of damage the Wasp could surely do alongside a team of fellow women.
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Black Widow release date: